Well Management
Approved (and pending) Upcoming Continuing Education Programs

Training calendar updated monthly.

Continuing education requirements apply to license renewal of individual well contractors and representatives of limited well and boring contractors, monitoring well contractors, elevator boring contractors, and well contractors. Monitoring well contractors' registration expire December 31 of each year. All other well contractor license types have licenses that expire January 31 of each year.

A contact hour is granted for approved continuing education sessions when the training continues for 50 minutes. Renewal of a license type listed above requires successfully completing six contact hours per year. Continuing education contact hours cannot be "banked" or saved from previous years for future license or registration renewal. Sign-up sheets are usually used to document and verify attendance.

The continuing education activity must be related to wells and borings, drilling technology, groundwater contamination, health aspects of water quality, groundwater monitoring, geology, hydrology, well construction and sealing, water systems and water treatment, or other subjects approved by the MDH.

For additional information about any of these training opportunities, call the program's contact person. For other information about continuing education, new training opportunities, or to request approval for other continuing education activities not listed here, contact Mike Convery, Well Management Section Operations Unit Supervisor, at 651-201-4586.

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2015: Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
January 2015
newJanuary 6 1 American Institute of Professional Geologists – Minnesota Section (AIPGMN)
Luncheon Speaker Series
Monitoring of Soil Water Nitrate Concentration in Southeastern Minnesota Using Lysimeters

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Radisson Hotel – Roseville Roseville, Minnesota Contact: AIPGMN Staff
January 7-8 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Ground Water Conference 2015

Kalahari Resort
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
January 9 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

Kalahari Resort
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
January 12-16 4 Baroid Industrial Drilling Products
Customer Workshops

Houston, Texas
Contact: Julia Sammons
newJanuary 14 4 Minnesota Wetland Professionals Association
2015 Minnesota Wetlands Conference

University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Chanhassen, Minnesota
Contact: Alison Harwood 763-231-4847
January 15 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

The Waters of Minocoqua
8116 Highway 51 South
Minocoqua, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
January 26 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Sustainability and Mineral Stewardship

7 p.m.
John Beck and Mike Hansberry, 3M
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
January 26-27 6
(2 MDH)
Minnesota Water Well Association (MWWA)
93rd MWWA Convention and Trade Show

Double Tree by Hilton
7800 Normandale Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: David Schulenberg or 800-332-2104
January 28 4 Minnesota Water Well Association (MWWA)
Plumbing Refresher Course

Double Tree by Hilton
7800 Normandale Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: David Schulenberg or 800-332-2104
January 29-30 4 Iowa Water Well Association (IWWA)
86th Annual Convention and Trade Show

Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Coralville, Iowa
Contact: IWWA Staff or 515-334-1074
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February 2015
February 9 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
North Shore Geological Mapping

7 p.m.
Terry Boerboom, Minnesota Geological Survey
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
February 9-13 4 Baroid Industrial Drilling Products
Customer Workshops

Houston, Texas
Contact: Julia Sammons
February 10 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

The Plaza Hotel and Suites
1202 West Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
February 11 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

Comfort Inn and Suites
1951 Bond Street
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
February 12 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

The Marriott West - Middleton
1313 John Q. Hammons Drive
Middleton, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
February 12-13 Credits Pending Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals (IAGP)
Annual Meeting and Expo

Embassy Suites and Convention Center
East Peoria, Illinois
Contact: IAGP Staff 815-973-3000
newFebruary 19-20 4 Minnesota Geotechnical Society (MGS)
63rd Annual Geotechnical Engineering Conference

Continuing Education and Conference Center
University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: MGS Staff
February 23 1 Geological Society of Minnesota
Where the USGS Comes From and Where it's Going in Minnesota

7 p.m.
Tim Cowdery, U.S. Geological Survery
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis Campus Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building, Room 3-210
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contact: Geological Society of Minnesota Staff
February 24-26 4 Johnson Screens
Groundwater and Wells Design Class

Hyatt Grand Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay, Florida
Contact: Thom Hanna 970-403-3281
newFebruary 25 6
(2 MDH)
First Supply (Rochester)
2015 Classes for Pump and Well Contractors
Byron American Legion and Event Center
Byron, Minnesota
Contact: Charlie Peterson 507-536-2631
newFebruary 25 4 Wisconsin Wetlands Association
2015 Wisconsin Wetlands Conference

Madison, Wisconsin
Contact: Continuing Education 608-785-6504
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March 2015
March 3 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

Olympia Resorts
1350 Royale Mile Road
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
newMarch 3-5 6
(2 MDH)
Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
MRWA 31st Annual Water and Wastewater Technical Conference

River’s Edge (Civic Center)
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 218-685-5197
March 4 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Canterbury Park
Shakopee, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 4 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

Holiday Inn, Convention Center
1001 Amber Street
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
March 5 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Maplewood Community Center
Maplewood, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 5 4 Wisconsin Water Well Association (WWWA)
Continuing Education

Ramada, Flat Creek Eatery
10290 N Highway
Hayward, Wisconsin
Contact: Cindy Denman 608-326-0935
March 5-6 4 Michigan Ground Water Association (MGWA)
87th Annual MGWA Convention
McCamly Plaza Hotel/Kellogg Arena
Battle Creek, Michigan
Contact: MGWA Staff 855-225-6492
March 11 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Clarion Inn
Rochester, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 13 Credits Pending Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals (IAGP)
IAGP Seminar

Holiday Inn Convention Center
Mount Vernon, Illinois
Contact: IAGP Staff 815-973-3000
March 16 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Best Western Hotel
Mankato, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff

newMarch 16-18

4 National Groundwater Association (NGWA)
2015 Groundwater Summit

Grand Hyatt San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Contact: NGWA Staff ngwa@ngwa.org 800-851-7379
March 17 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Fat Daddy's Bowling Alley
Alexandria, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 17 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Comfort Suites and Conference Center
Worthington, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 18 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

American Legion Post 113
Marshall, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 18 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Grand Casino - Hinckley
Hinckley, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 19 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Rosemount Community Center
Rosemount, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 19 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Hutchinson Event Center
Hutchinson, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 20 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Holiday Inn
New Ulm, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 24 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

American Legion Post 545
Spicer, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 25 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Old No. 1 Bar and Grill
Morris, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
newMarch 25-26 Credits Pending Minnesota Geothermal Heat Pump Association
2015 Annual Conference

Grand Casino Hinckley
Hinckley, Minnesota
Contact: 888-782-6815
March 26 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 26 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Henry's Banquet Center
St. Cloud, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
March 26 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

American Legion Post 255
Brainerd, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
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April 2015
newApril 7-9 Credits Pending University of Nebraska
50th Annual Shallow Exploration Drillers Clinic

Sioux Falls Convention Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Contact: Kevin Griese 605-773-3401
April 21 3 Gopher State One Call for Excavators
Minnesota Regional Common Ground Alliance
Damage Prevention and Excavation Meeting

Timberlake Lodge
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Contact: Minnesota Regional CGA Staff
newApril 21-24 4 Water Quality Association (WQA)
WQA Aquatech USA 2015

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact: Nancy Henkel 630-505-0169
newApril 22 Credits Pending Minnesota Ground Water Association (MGWA)
Spring Conference 2015

Continuing Education and Conference Center University of Minnesota – St. Paul Campus
St. Paul, Minnesota
Contact: MGWA Office 651-276-8208
April 25 Credits Pending Illinois Association of Groundwater Professionals (IAGP)
IAGP Seminar

Kishwaukee College
Malta, Illinois
Contact: IAGP Staff 815-973-3000
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May 2015
newMay 19 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Grand Rapids, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
May 21-22 4 Institute of Lake Superior Geology
2015 Annual Meeting

Dryden, Ontario
Contact: Institute of Lake Superior Geology Staff
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June 2015
     
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July 2015
newJuly 22 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Medina, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
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August 2015
newAugust 25 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Line Tracing

Burnsville, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
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September 2015
newSeptember 15-18 Credits Pending American Water Works Association – Minnesota Section
Annual Conference

Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center
Duluth, Minnesota
Contact: Brian LeMon 952-832-2774
newSeptember 17 Credits Pending National Drilling Association (NDA)
2015 NDA Convention

Turf Valley
Ellicott City, Maryland
Contact: NDA Staff 877-632-4748
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October 2015
newOctober 5-9 Credits Pending Minnesota Groundwater Association
National Cave and Karst Research Institute
2015 Sinkhole Conference

Rochester, Minnesota
Contact: Kelton Barr
newOctober 7 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Little Falls, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
newOctober 8 4 Minnesota Rural Water Association (MRWA)
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention

Mankato, Minnesota
Contact: MRWA Staff 800-367-6792
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November 2015
     
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December 2015
December 15-17 Credits Pending National Ground Water Association (NGWA)
2015 Ground Water Expo

Las Vegas Convention
Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact: NGWA Customer Service or 800-551-7379

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Contact the MDH Well Management Section
651-201-4600 or 800-383-9808
health.wells@state.mn.us

Minnesota Department of Health
Updated Thursday, January 08, 2015 at 10:47AM